|NASA Ares I Rocket - Yuma Drop Test|
Unfurling in majestic patriotic colors, a successful cluster test of the Ares I rocket's three, 1-ton main parachutes was conducted May 20 by NASA and industry engineers at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground located near Yuma, Ariz. The main parachute is designed to slow the rapid descent of the spent first-stage motor and permit its recovery for use on future flights.
Keywords: Ares; Rockets; NASA; space; parachute; test; parachutes; AresI; Constellation
|2010 NASA Student Launch Project.mov|
The NASA Student Launch Projects, is a competition that challenges high school and university-level students to design, build and fly a reusable rocket with scientific payload to one mile in altitude. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers. NASA Student Launch Projects are sponsored by ATK Launch Systems. The annual launch event is hosted at Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala., and launch services are provided by the local National Ass...
Keywords: NASA; SLP; SLI; USLI; University; science; rockets; rocketry; launch; students; college; Huntsville; Marshall; MSFC